These are just the kind of quotes I love Kobe to drop.
This one came after yesterday’s big win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. According to CBS Sports, Bryant lived up to his reputation and dropped some expletives during his post game interview:
“Feels good to finally beat a team that’s worth a [expletive],” Kobe Bryant said at his locker afterward, on his way to a little league basketball game where the kids probably play better team basketball than the Lakers had for the past two months.
Shout out to the Utah Jazz! …oh, and the New York Knicks.
Kobe continued to talk about the adjustment he’s made in his game, and how it’s benefitting his team:
“I’ve been on teams where scoring the ball kind of drives the team, but here, the facilitator drives the team,” Bryant said. “So it’s really about figuring out what drives the team and adapting to it. I’m opened up to all possibilities. I’m just trying to figure out what are we going to do, what can I do to help us win ball games? It seems like I’ve kind of got my finger on the pulse right now.”
Kobe is playing great basketball right now. As Ken Berger goes onto say in this piece, Bryant always likes to be in control, but that doesn’t necessarily mean scoring the ball all night long, as we’ve seen over the past two games.